On the 2nd and 3rd of June 2018, the 4th Relay for Life in Veldhoven is organised by an enthousiastic club of volunteers.
In the weekend of 2nd and 3rd June 2018 at the Kempen Campus in Veldhoven, we celebrate the 4th Relay for Life (SamenLoop voor Hoop Veldhoven): an unique, 24-hour walking event, that asks attention for the constant battle against cancer and raises money for KWF Kankerbestrijding. At the same time, we celebrate that more and more people win the battle against cancer!
We hope that many people will participate or visit this big festival. During the relay, there will be entertainment for the old and the young: a fair, sports and games, food and drinks, and music concerts. The event will start on Saturday, June 2 at 14.00 and ends at 14.00 o'clock on Sunday, 3 June and you are invited!
Celebration for fellow sufferers
People that have (had) cancer - we call them Survivors - are the guests of honour at our Relay of Life. hey will be attended to in a special pavillion, can join several beauty and creative workshops for free.
Despite the severity of the topic, Relay for life is a festive event. We celebrate that more and more people win the fight against their illness. Around the walking track, there will be a fair with different stalls selling food, self-made products and carnival games. These are used by participating walking teams to raise money for KWF Kankerbestrijding. Next to the fair, we have different artists, choirs and bands give concerts to motivate the people walking and entertain the visitors.
Relay for Life has a couple of standard elements and impressive moments. The tour of honour marks the beginning of the event. Under warm applause of family, friends and other interested people, our Survivors walk the first round on the track. This is our way to show that there is hope and that we are there for eachother. At 14:00h, our ambassadors like the mayor Nicole Ramaekers.
At 23:00h thousands of candles of hope will be lit in the memory of all the people that have lost the battle against cancer and in compassion with the people that have (had) cancer. This candle cermoney is an emotional and unforgettable moment for participants and visitors.
The festival will be brought to a close at 14:00h with a magnificent ceremony in which the sponsoring yield will be anounced. Last time, Relay for Life / SamenLoop voor Hoop Veldhoven yielded €136.000 for KWF Kankerbestrijding.
On Sunday at 11:30h, children can also walk for life in a 24 minute relay on the track.
Biggest sponsoring event in the world
The total yield of the event will be donated to KWF Kankerbestrijding and will be used for scientific research into life improvement and cures. SamenLoop voor Hoop is organised on different places in the Netherlands and is the Dutch version of Relay for Life. With more than 4.800 events per year, Relay for Life is the biggest sponsoring event in the world.
Pay the festival a visit on 2 and 3 June
Celebrate, remember and fight back with us! Come to the Kempen Campus on 2 or 3 June in Veldhoven.